Verne Alyce Isaacson

DOLLAR BAY — Verne Alyce Isaacson, 91, of Dollar Bay, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, following a brief illness.

She was born to Albert and Rosalie Quasius on September 27, 1926, in Ripley, where she fondly remembered growing up.

On November 29, 1947, she married Roy “Orvie” Isaacson at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hancock. They moved to Dollar Bay to raise their ten children.

Their door was always open to everyone. No one left their house hungry, as the first words from Verne were “Are you hungry?”

Preceding her in death were her husband; her son, Daniel; several sisters and brothers; and four grandchildren, Shane, Melanie, Nathan, and Dawson.

Surviving are her children, Susie (Richard) Stone, Mike (Marie) Isaacson, Lynn (Mike) Leino, Judy (Dale) Odgers, Patti (Mike) Este, Jill Isaacson, Terri Coello, Jim (Amy) Isaacson, Mary (Mike) Faller, and Kevin (Coleen) Isaacson; 63 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

At Verne’s request, private family graveside services will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Dollar Bay First Responders, P.O. Box 112, Dollar Bay, MI 49922, or to the Copper Country Veterans Association, Box 221, Painesdale, MI 49955.

The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is handling the arrangements.

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